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DeafDigest Blue – July 26, 2009

DeafDigest Blue - July 26, 2009

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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You can still get The Z(tm) experience by calling 888-888-1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- News of the Week: To get an update on the Gallaudet presidential search, do click on: and view the vlog of the search committee chairperson Jim Macfadden. He emphasized very strongly that no one, not even himself, knows who the next president will be! The announcement will be made sometime in October, after another round of interviews have been conducted. .. How powerful is the Power of the Attitude? Ohio State University would not caption their football scoreboard, thus eliciting a lawsuit from a football fan. And the Cowboys Stadium is accessible, and the team recently gave tour to the disabled, showing them how friendly the stadium is. Two famous football programs. One with Bad Attitude; other one with Great Attitude. And as a matter of irony, Ohio State has a great Deaf Education program. Unfortunately the Deaf Education program and the football program are not connected to each other! .. Taipei falling into the "Hearing knows whats' right for the deaf without asking the deaf" Syndrome? Deaflympics is coming up in September. And already Taipei has a red face. They built a spanking new 8-lane swimming pool just for the Deaflympics. Only one thing was wrong. Deaflympics rules require a 10-lane swimming pool! Yes, swimming will still take place, but at a different swimming venue at a distance from the original venue. Had Taipei officials checked with the Deaflympics officials, they would know 10-lane, not 8-lane is required. .. After years of battling the legislators, the deaf of Jamaica won. They will be able to get drivers' licenses by the end of this summer. Jamaica was an island of irony. The nation allowed deaf tourists to drive but would not permit deaf natives to drive! .. As the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary comes up today, there is a link: As a sidebar, David Pierce (Davideo Productions & The Old Fogeys cartoonist) stood on the steps of the Texas Capitol on that very day - announcing the formation of America's Disability Channel, which was to go hand in hand with the Silent Network. He said: We've come a long way! Speaking of the videos, two of them have captioned capability whereas the two others don't. ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ 10% OFF ALL SONIC ALERT PRODUCTS! It's a Star-Spangled Celebration at WCI with 10% off ALL Sonic Alert products in July! Take your pick on a variety of doorbell and telephone signalers, remote receivers and alarm clocks. There's a product to fit every situation whether it be college dorm room, office or house. Call us now at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us online at (use code WCI709D when ordering). To receive our WCI catalog, email to request it. WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. ................................................................ ................................................................ Refinance now while interest rates are low! Call now for a complimentary consultation on your mortgage! * Reduce Mortgage Payments * Save Money * Pay Off Debts Deaf & Hard of Hearing Mortgage Consultants (DHHMC) * Deaf-Owned & Supports Deaf-Owned Businesses * Serving 50 States Plus Washington, DC and Territories * 6 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Loan Officers Fluent in ASL * Access to Over 100 Lenders to meet all your mortgage needs * Quotes on Conventional loans, FHA, VA, USDA, Construction and etc. Contact Us At: Videophone: 866 603 2949 Email: ................................................................ ................................................................ A DIFFERENT KIND OF SIGN LANGUAGE Many deaf people use sign language. Not every deaf person uses ASL as their sign language. Many immigrant deaf people use their home nation sign language that we, the Americans, do not understand. And also, there are many deaf people that teach themselves sign language. We also often do not understand these self-taught sign languages. Self-taught sign languages create problems for interpreters and social workers that work with the deaf! - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) A WASTED ACTING ROLE What is a waste of time with deaf actors in hearing movies? A deaf person would be hired to act in a hearing film. The role may be small, maybe just one short scene. And when the filming is finished, the film editors would cut out the deaf character. The deaf community would come to watch the movie and be disappointed in not seeing the deaf actor. A waste of time for everyone. It has happened from time to time in the past. - for ASL News version, please click on: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) BUDGET CRISIS AND SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF Budget crisis is hitting states across the USA. In some states, governors have attempted to close their residential schools for the deaf, whereas in other states, closing the schools was never an option. Let us compare some states: - California, 53.7 bil in hole, two state schools for the deaf are safe - Illinois, 9.2 bil in hole, Illinois SD was threatened - Idaho, 411 mil in hole, Idaho SD & B was threatened It is interesting that California, the state with the biggest hole, has left their two schools alone, whereas other states with less holes, have made noises about closing their schools. Different states, different educational views. A MYSTERY AT MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF When things take place hundreds of years ago, and lacking documentation, then tracking them down may need powers of a Sherlock Holmes! This refers to a piece of painting deemed valuable that was in possession by Maryland School for the Deaf. Who was the woman in the painting? Chad Baker, the school deputy superintendent, wants to know. To read the story in full, do click on: ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: .. T-Mobile Sidekick Special Deals.....going on right now ! United TTY has the new brand new Sidekick LX 2009 for $229.99 or Sidekick 2008 for only $59.99.....with a new 2-year contract.....AND....the Sidekick Unlimited Data Plan is only $29.99/mo. * *(for new T-Mobile customers only or if you add a new line------credit approval is required) Got a broken Sidekick?.....United TTY sells Brand NEW Sidekick 2, Sidekick 3, and Sidekick SLIDE....with NO contract required....just install your T-Mobile SIM card and it's ready to go! Shop at and get FREE SHIPPING and a BEST PRICE guarantee.....everyday ! 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For more United TTY Sales and Service (UTSS) TOLL FREE: 1-866-TTY-4USA (1-866-889-4872) (Voice or TTY) In MD, DC and VA --- Call: (301) 926-2365 (Voice or TTY) FAX: (301) 963-0785 VP: (866) 536-6781 E-Mail: Web: Live Online Support --- AIM: UnitedTTY ................................................................ THE GALLAUDET LANDSCAPE Gallaudet University, or more appropriately known as Kendall Green, sits on a 96-acre land in northeast Washington, DC. It is a beautiful campus with trees and flowers, and even a fish pond. The person responsible for keeping Kendall Green just as beautiful as possible is Trudy Haselhuhn. She is deaf, and has been on the job for 22 years. THE DEAF IN CRICKET Baseball is popular in USA, not so in India. The sport of choice is cricket. There is a deaf world cricket championship that takes place every few years among these cricket playing nations. Now - a fast and quick question. Has there ever been a deaf cricket player that was one of the best in the world (among hearing players)? Yes. The late Baba Sidhaye starred on top hearing cricket teams in India in a long career that spanned the late forties through the mid-sixties. DEAF ISSUES (short series; based on comments by educators and deaf service professionals) most counselors that work with mainstreamed students lack guidance on how to deal with them! (series to continue until it runs out) WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being asked too many times: what is the sign for that dirty word? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Some people may have been hesitant to request Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in an educational setting because they thought they had to hire and pay for the services themselves. However, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CART is a legitimate auxiliary aid for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. It has also been confirmed in the courts that it is a reasonable accommodation for those people. Some CART providers may be employees of the university or school system, while others are independent contractors hired to cover specific courses for specific students. Many times the university contracts with a CART/captioning agency to provide CART services for whatever classes may need to be covered, and that agency will then use their employees or independent contractors to cover the classes. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A MAINSTREAMED PROGRAM IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT? instructional specialist (in many school districts we would expect a principal, or a director or a coordinator or a supervisor or someone with an appropriate title that would direct their mainstreamed programs; some districts are different and this reflects in a startling title above. Be surprised or shocked every week until series run out) ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ Tour of America's National Parks Glacier National Park, Montana to Las Vegas July 11 - 30, 2010 For more info contact: Joy Carney at ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! The state of Massachusetts is coming up with a "Strategic Plan to Make Massachusetts a Model Employer for People with Disabilities." The goal is to make the state government workplace disabled, the deaf, included, friendly. .. The Deaf and the Law location: Dublin, Ireland case: a deaf woman filed a lawsuit to be allowed to serve on the jury result: pending; dragging its feet through the court system comment: Deja Vu! .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: There is a web site that deals with all aspects of the law and the disabled, the deaf included: .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: to make tu (sure) today is the day .... What became of? the Frelich siblings - Past 9 siblings of Philip and Esther Frelich, Devil's Lake, North Dakota, all of them deaf - Present from oldest to youngest: - Phyllis, nationally acclaimed actress - Dennis, furniture-maker - Merrill, retired auto plant worker - Shirley, ASL & Deaf Studies instructor - Peggy, Outreach Coordinator - Timothy, MSSD administrator - Priscilla, Gallaudet employee - Pamela, teacher's aide - Daryl, Gallaudet employee all of them enrolled at Gallaudet; some graduated, some didn't with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Myron H. Weinberger, who is "very" deaf (115dB), is a professor of Medicine and Director for the Hypertension Research Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was recently elected as Vice President of the American Society of Hypertension and will be honored with The Page-Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Heart Society in September. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: Gulp! A casino practically in Gallaudet's backyard. A District of Columbia gambling group wants to build a casino at New York Avenue in the Northeast. This idea will not immediately fly, if it flies at all - fierce opposition is already being waged against the proposed casino. If the casino bears fruit then looking on the bright side is the hope of employment opportunities - on the management level for Gallaudet graduates. A deaf pit boss? Why not. (editor's note: nothing came out of it) .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: The police fight crime. They are fearless yet they are afraid of one thing. It is not the criminals that fight back. It is the deaf person that may file lawsuits against them (no interpreters, no accommodations, no rights while being handcuffed, etc). .... A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: A customer who got you suspended a few years ago admits she was wrong and wants you as a counselor again (a mixed blessing) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings - ASL/Deaf Studies Teacher - Athletic Director - Social Worker - Spanish/ASL - Family Resource Specialist New York School for the Deaf White Plains, NY For full details about these positions and all Fanwood has to offer, please visit our website: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- announcing an opening Principal American School for the Deaf West Hartford, CT CLOSING DATE: Until filled. The American School for the Deaf is located on a 54 acre campus in West Hartford, Connecticut. It is a residential and day program operating as a state-aided private school. It was established in 1817 as the first permanent school for the deaf in America. The program is a comprehensive center-based and community-based educational program serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and adult service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy. SCOPE OF DUTIES: Under the direction of the Director of Education, supervises the work of teachers, teacher aides, and clerical staff for a specific educational department of the American School for the Deaf. Exercises considerable leadership, ingenuity and flexibility to adapt a program to fit the needs, abilities, and conditions peculiar to deaf students. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Education of the Deaf, State of CT Teacher Certification, State of CT Intermediate Supervision Certificate or ability to secure same. Minimum SCPI level of Intermediate Plus. Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources American School for the Deaf 139 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107-1269 For more information visit our website: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position announcement Itinerant Field Operations Support II Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program position is in Northern California area starting salary: $51,937 with benefits for position description & application procedures, click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- open positions Spurwink Services Portland, Maine - Therapeutic Couple for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 years of age - American Sign Language fluent Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: The work schedule is from Sunday to Friday Wage: Full Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $25,080 a year Part Time Person: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $10,944 a year Position: Come join us in providing a natural home setting for our clients with hearing impairment in our agency-owned home in Portland, Maine. Relevant experience helpful; ability to be nurturing and provide firm limit setting necessary. Team approach, training, supervision and on-call support provided. The couple MUST live in our agency home. Unfortunately, this position CANNOT accommodate couples who would wish to bring their own children to live with them in our home. This position requires that one person be a full time employee of 50 hours a week and fluent in American Sign Language and the other person be a part time employee of 24 hours and fluent in American Sign Language, which allows this person to work at another job during the day. The couple do not work Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and do not work during July and August. The couple can reside rent free and utility free at the house all year round, during the weekends and school breaks. Spurwink provides a vehicle for work related responsibilities, household expenses and food during the school year. Position to start August 2009. - Awake Night Counselor for 6-8 Hearing Impaired Children 12-18 years of age - American Sign Language fluent Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: The work schedule is 40 hours per week, from Sunday to Friday. The Awake Night Counselor does not work weekends, and does not work during the months of July or August. Wage: $12.00 per hour - annual wage $18,240 a year - Position: Direct Care position to work with deaf/hard of hearing children within our residential home. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Position to start August 2009. - Per Diem Workers to provide back up coverage for Therapeutic House Couple and Awake Night Counselor. Location: Portland, Maine Schedule: As needed, Sunday through Thursday evenings. Per Diem staff do not work weekends and do not work during the months of July or August. Wage: $12.00 an hour - Position: Direct Care positions to work with deaf/hard of hearing children within our residential home providing . fill in coverage for Therapeutic Couple and Awake Night Counselor. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. For more information, please call either Dan Hibbs or Kim Wilson at (207) 871-1200. To apply, please visit -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening (contingent on funding) Tenure Track Faculty position Gallaudet University Washington, DC seeking full time tenure track faculty member who will be assigned to one of the following departments: - Psychology - Linguistics - Education - ASL/Deaf Studies to read the position description and on application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (ad has been updated, 7/19/09) open positions Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Brattleboro, Vermont The Austine School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a state approved pre-k through 12th grade comprehensive educational program promoting excellence and life-long learning. Due to expanding programs, we are looking for quality people with the abilities to serve our students with compassion and energy. - Educational Interpreter Part-time (possible Full time) Location: Brattleboro, VT Responsibilities: Interpret for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing students at local high school. Work w/ individual students to promote desirable academic and behavioral progress. Promote Deaf Culture & the social, emotional & physical growth of students Requirements: Fluency in ASL Educational Interpreting Experience Successful completion of an Interpreter Training Program If not already RID certified, willingness to become certified within 3 years. - Director of Little Arrows Daycare-Brattleboro, VT Full time (40 hrs) 12 months BA in Early Childhood Ed, MA preferred 3 yrs teaching experience Fluency in ASL Develop and direct exciting new program to serve both Deaf and hearing children - Teacher of the Deaf at Brattleboro, VT Full-time (40 hrs/week) with benefits-10 month Proficiency in ASL & English Master Degree in Deaf Education VT License in Special Ed or Deaf Ed within 1 year of employment Apply knowledge of child development, special needs, curriculum, assessment, classroom management and discipline techniques, utilize technology in instruction position available in several subjects - Teacher of the Deaf/Blind at Brattleboro, VT Part-time (30hrs. /week) with benefits-10 month - Classroom Paraprofessional at Brattleboro, VT Part-time or full-time - Occupational Therapist/ Physical Therapist-Brattleboro, VT Part-time position, 4 -5 hrs a week - Knowledge of ASL preferred - Nursing Position-Brattleboro, VT VT state Licensure required Willingness to learn ASL CPR cert. preferred Per-Diem, some holiday/weekend resp. Application procedures: Interested persons are to apply in person at Austine School for the Deaf, off Maple Street (Building- Holton Hall, 2nd floor) in Brattleboro, VT or submit a resume or letter of interest to Kelly Therieau. Her email address is: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Indiana School for the Deaf Indianapolis, IN The Indiana School for the Deaf is seeking qualified candidates to interview for an Interpreter/ Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent position. The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a co-educational, residential school, founded in 1843, which serves a student population of 425+ students with more the 25% living in the residential halls. ISD is nationally recognized for its on-going commitment to bilingual/bicultural education for Deaf students. This is a non-exempt, full-time 12-month position. Provides interpreting, administrative and secretarial support for the Superintendent. In addition to interpreting, typing, filing, scheduling, and making copies, the administrative assistant performs other duties such as coordinating meetings and conferences, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies and general office management. Strong computer skills required. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills and good overall organizational skills required Applicants must have Possession of an Indiana Interpreter Certification (IIC) and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Provisional certifications will not be accepted. Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) Substitution: Valid possession of at least one of the following: Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT), Comprehensive Skills Certification (CSC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); Level IV or Level V from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); National Interpreter Certification from NAD-RID and four (4) years full-time interpreting experience. (Proof of the certificate must accompany the application.) Special Requirement: Interpreter must be able to interpret from American Sign Language (ASL) to spoken English and from spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary. The interpreter must also have the ability to interpret context to facilitate effective communication between sign language users and non-sign language users. Individual must have a valid driver's license. Advanced level skills are required at time of hire. Expanded criminal history (ISP & FBI) clearance required. Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave. Application Procedure: Applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to: Indiana School for the Deaf Attn: Human Resources 1200 E 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46205 If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail: Mission Statement: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- vacancy announcement in Hawaii Teachers of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii Job Description: Teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing provide specially designed instruction for students using ASL or total communication. The settings can be in either a school for the deaf, a resource classroom on a public school campus, or as an itinerant teacher. Current vacancies are on Oahu and Hawaii. Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Special Education with emphasis on teaching the deaf and hard-of-hearing (must include student teaching in a K-12 setting) * Certified Teacher of the Hard-of-Hearing * Authorized to work in the U.S. * Proficient in ASL * Familiar with Cochlear implants and other assistive devices for the deaf and hard-of-hearing * Knowledgeable in IEP procedures Salary: $43,157 - 57,243/year Licensing: Anyone hired must be committed to getting a valid Hawaii teacher license. For more information on licensing requirements and procedures, please visit the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board website at: Incentives and Bonuses: Pending the availability of funding, a relocation bonus is available for qualified teachers: Application Procedures: Closing Date: Until Filled Additional information: Contact: Jeff Hoover, Personnel Specialist Teacher Recruitment Department of Education 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490 Honolulu, HI 96817 1-800-305-5104 Toll Free (808) 586-4050 Fax -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section)

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